GEISMAR, La. (WAFB) - A tornado touched down in Geismar Monday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), as a band of severe weather rolled through much of the state.
The tornado was detected at 12:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21. On Tuesday, NWS confirmed a small tornado briefly touched down near River Road in Geismar. A small warehouse building was damaged as a result.
Power lines were knocked down along Highway 75 in Geismar near the Ascension/Iberville parish boundary, the NWS says.
One woman was reportedly injured due to falling bricks at the Enterprise Products Tebone Fractionation Plant. A plant manager told WAFB the plant was closed for maintenance when the storm hit.